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20.  Large Scroll Painting of Tang Emperor Taizong’s Warhorse, Quanmaoguo Circa 1917

20. Large Scroll Painting of Tang Emperor Taizong’s Warhorse, Quanmaoguo Circa 1917

( ID: cc1269 )

Overall dimensions: 53” X 79” Price on request A painting of the Emperor Taizong’s (598 – 649 A.D.) warhorse, Quanmaoguo, circa 1917 by the famous Chinese artist Lu Yuexi. Painted and rubbed in ink and brush on paper laid onto silk, the painting has the seal of Li Yuexi at the bottom right corner. Emulating with wide brush strokes and utilizing a joint method of rubbing to skillfully differentiate the painting from the actual mausoleum sculpture, the subject of the painting, now at the University of Pennsylvania, the subject is represented in full monumental size with arrows received in...

Beautiful Royal 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilded Iron Plaques- Seven Flaming Jewels of Royal Power Motif

Beautiful Royal 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilded Iron Plaques- Seven Flaming Jewels of Royal Power Motif

( ID: ca1243 )

A very fine paired set of 18th C. Tibetan gilded iron plaques with Sino-Tibetan designs of dragons centered around the Seven Jewels of Royal Power motif (rgyal srid rin chen sna bdun (LaRocca 2006). These Seven Jewels of Royalty are the: 1. Wheel 2. Jewel 3. Queen 4. Minister 5. Elephant 6. Horse 7. General. These seven possessions are the insignia and symbols of a Universal Monarch. The placque appears to have been split at some point but clearly displays the identical carving and are mirror images of each other, and may have been made in this manner specifically possible to be inset into ...

Price: $3,200
Superb Early 19th c. Sind Indian or Oudh Musket with chiseled hunting shikargar barrel

Superb Early 19th c. Sind Indian or Oudh Musket with chiseled hunting shikargar barrel

( ID: if889 )

A very fine early 19th C. Sind rifle with a fully chiseled barrel with designs of hunting and animals throughout. The heavy stock is made of ebony wood and is of exceptional quality. The lock is a native made percussion lock in the style of a British early 19th C. Percussion lock. Several capucins are missing but the remaining silver wire capucins are of fine quality. The heavy barrel is finely chiseled with elephants, deer, tiger and other animals and with hunters firing at them. These designs are reminiscent of shikargar hunting swords, several of which we have offered in the past se...

Price: $6,499
MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT

MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT

( ID: ka1065 )

A RARE MAORI HEI TIKI GREEN NEPHRITE PENDANT NEW ZEALAND, 20TH CENTURY. Size 3 1/4 " Some reference pictures below   ...

Price: $4,500
Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask

Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask

( ID: ea1060 )

A massive 10" long lobster claw mounted as a powder flask. In the 18th and early 19th centuries novelty powder flasks were made from a variety of different materials including whole small tortoises and in some cases oversized lobster claws. This example likely dates to the late 18th- mid 19th C. and is mounted with pewter or white metals mounts. Very decorative example and normally found without the smaller claw this example retains the whole claw. ...

Price: $3,500
Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Miquelet Rifle, damascus barrel, zarnishan gold inlay, and coral mounted lock

Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Miquelet Rifle, damascus barrel, zarnishan gold inlay, and coral mounted lock

( ID: if1031 )

A wonderful 18th C. Ottoman Turkish miquelet rifle of gorgeous form, mounted in silver with a fine gold inlaid damascus barrel.  The stock is silver mounted and stamped with the smiths maker cartouche at the butt of the rifle.  The barrel is twisted steel damascus of clear pattern and form visible throughout.  The gold inlay work remains in nearly perfect condition with almost no losses.  The lock is finely mounted and crafted with coral fixtures of pleasing design. A fine and original 18th C. Ottoman rifle of beautiful form. ...

Price: $5,500
Extremely Rare 18th C. Mughal North Indian Astrolabe

Extremely Rare 18th C. Mughal North Indian Astrolabe

( ID: ia969 )

A very rare and interesting 18th C. or earlier Mughal Indian astrolabe.  This example is a provincial made example of unique construction.  The rete or top plate is domed, which is extremely uncommon, and chiseled and pierced throughout with astrological symbols.  The mater, or mainplate, is chiseled on the inside with various caligraphic designs and directional inputs, along with the designs of the Islamic astrological calendar, which incorporated earlier Greek astrological symbology. The horse, or in this case rather the eagle attached to a small piece of string, slips...

Price: $6,500
Fine 19th C. Georgian Caucasian Imperial Russian Miquelet Blunderbuss with fine  khattam work

Fine 19th C. Georgian Caucasian Imperial Russian Miquelet Blunderbuss with fine khattam work

( ID: rf937 )

A Caucasian blunderbuss, made at Tbilisi c. 1840. Select hardwood stock with active grain with characteristic separately-applied forearm, inlaid overall with notched mother of pearl rhombuses and fine khattam-work rosettes, composed of green-stained ivory, horn and brass in geometrical patterns, as well as brass studs. The fine, Caucasian lock inlaid overall with scrolling motifs in gold showing minor wear, the barrel with typical expanded muzzle forged of damascus steel and deeply chiseled cartouches containing hunting lions, birds and flowers, the backgroun...

Price: $6,500
18th C. Persian Safavid Black Wootz Powder Flask

18th C. Persian Safavid Black Wootz Powder Flask

( ID: ma424 )

18th C. Persian wootz powder priming flask. This example is fully made from wootz watered steel which is visible throughout. It is fully functional as well. 6" from tip to end. ...

Price: $1,499